Rare Book & Manuscript Library
 

Pierre Bʹedard papers, 1919-1970

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains the papers of Pierre Bédard including correspondence, photographs, and printed matter.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0095
Bib ID 4078419 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Bʹedard, Pierre, 1895-1970
Title Pierre Bʹedard papers, 1919-1970
Physical Description 2.5 linear feet (6 boxes)
Language(s) English , French .
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected items cataloged; remainder arranged. This collection is arranged in one series.

Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, photographs, memorabilia, clippings and printed matter. The correspondence series includes letters from Charles Boyer, William J. Donovan, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Paul Hazard, Cordell Hull, André Maurois, Edward R. Murrow and Thornton Wilder, mostly relating to Bédard's interest in Franco-American relations, as well as three letters from Calvin Coolidge to Bédard's father, J. Armand Bédard. In addition to transcripts of Bédard's broadcasts to France made over Columbia Broadcasting System between 1937 and 1940, the collection contains files from the French Military Mission to the United States during the second World War, the French Institute in the Unites States, and Parsons School of Design in New York City. The photographs series contains Bédard's photographs album from the first World War and photographs from the Versailles Peace Conference in 1919.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Pierre Bʹedard papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Mrs. Pierre Bʹedard, 1986.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Processed TC 10/--/86.

Revision Description

2012-02-14 xml document instance created by Alison Rhonemus

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

All links open new windows.

Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Columbia Broadcasting System, inc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diplomats Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
France. Military Mission to the United States, 1940-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
French Institute in the United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hazard, Paul, 1878-1944 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Parsons School of Design Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1914-1918 -- Treaties Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Pierre Bʹedard received his B.A. from Harvard College in 1917; became assistant secretary to the American Delegation at the Versailles Peace Conference in 1919; was analyst to France for Columbia Broadcasting System, 1937-1940; counselor to the French Military Mission to the U.S., 1943-44; Director of the French Institute, 1929-1952; and President of Parsons School of Design, 1952-1958.

Submit a request for access to the archival material. All users will need to register the first time they make a request. Columbia-affiliated users may login with their uni and password. Unaffiliated users may create a new account.


Series I: Pierre Bédard Papers, 1919-1970


Cataloged Correspondence



Box 1 Barzun, Jacques


Box 1 Boyer, Charles


Box 1 Coolidge, Calvin


Box 1 Coty, Rene


Box 1 Cousins, Norman


Box 1 Donovan, William J.


Box 1 Dulles, John Foster


Box 1 Eisenhower, Dwight D.


Box 1 Eisenhower, Milton S.


Box 1 Flanner, Janet


Box 1 Hazard, Paul


Box 1 Kent, Rockwell


Box 1 Juin, Alphonse-Pierre


Box 1 Hull, Cordell


Box 1 Lodge, Henry Cabot


Box 1 MeCloy, John


Box 1 Maurois, Andre


Box 1 Moe, Henry Allen


Box 1 Murrow, Edward R.


Box 1 Paley, William S.


Box 1 Parsons, Geoffrey


Box 1 Wilder, Thornton


Cataloged Photographs



Box 6 Juin, Alphonse-Pierre



Box 1 Swanson, Gloria


Arranged Correspondence


Box 1 A - W


Box 1 Adam, George


Box 1 Alphand, Hervé


Box 1 Arnauld de la Pierre, Lothar von


Box 1 Bédard, Pierre (carbons)


Box 1 Bethouart, M.E.


Box 1 Bonnet, Henri


Box 1 Bosworth, Welles


Box 1 Dillon, Douglas


Box 1 Focillon, Henri


Box 1 Forbes, Malcolm


Box 1 Heckscher, August


Box 1 Leahy, William


Box 1 Lucet, Charles


Box 1 Morize, Andre


Box 1 Napoleon [Prince]


Box 1 Pell, Claiborne


Box 1 Weygand, [General]


Box 1 Miscellaneous


Manuscripts


Box 1 "Art and Industry" (1931)


Box 1 [Bartholdi Exhibition]: (1936)


Columbia Broadcasting, Broadcasts to France


Box 1 1937-1940, Introduction


Box 1 1937


Box 1 1938



Box 2 1939


Box 2 1940


Box 2 Miscellaneous Items


Box 2 Translations, 1937-1940


Box 2 Jacques Kayser Interview


Translations


Box 2 Chamberlain, Neville


Box 2 Hitler, Adolf


Box 2 Hull, Cordell


Box 2 Roosevelt, Franklin D.


Box 2 "Design and Mass Culture" (1950)


Box 2 "Discussion of Rousseau's Project for a League to Enforce Peace"


Box 2 "Does an Industrial Society Need the Arts" (1965)


Box 2 "Education of a Designer" (1958)


Box 2 "Fireplug No. 1" (1949)


Box 2 "France and the French Today" (1942)


Box 2 Middlebury College Commencement Address (1954)


Box 2 Ripon College Commencement Address (1949)


Subject Files



Box 3 American Friends of Versailles


Box 3 Bédard, Gertrude. Biographical Information


Bédard, Pierre. Biographical Information


Box 3 Documents


Box 3 Documents, Military (WWI)


Box 3 World War I


Bédard, Pierre and Gertrude


Box 3 Luncheons and Dinners


Box 3 Guest Lists


The Century Association


Box 3 American Garlic Society


Box 3 Coffee House Club


Columbia Broadcasting


Box 3 Press Releases


Box 3 DeGaulle, Charles


Box 3 Federation de l'Alliance Francaise


Box 3 Federation of French Alliances


Box 3 France-America Society


Box 3 France-America Society, Bethouart Luncheon (1969)


Box 3 The French Institute


Box 3 The French Institute, Museum of French Art. Project Notes, Reports


French Military Mission (WWII)


Box 3 Correspondence


Box 3 Bédard, Pierre. Notebook & identification


Box 3 Bethouart, M.E. Biographical information


Box 3 Speeches


Box 3 Giraud, Henri


Box 3 Membership Lists


Box 3 Press Releases


Box 3 Harvard Round Table, 1942


Box 3 Institute of International Education


Box 3 Instituto de Puerto Rico


International Institute of American Civilization


Box 3 Correspondence


Box 3 By-laws, etc


Box 3 Lafayette Bicentennial


Box 3 National Student Federation of the U.S.A.



Box 4 The Parsons School


Box 4 Correspondence


Box 4 Audits & Budgets


Bédard, Pierre


Box 4 Speeches


Box 4 Travel


Box 4 Finances


Box 4 Heckscher, August. Speech


Box 4 Reports to Trustees


Box 4 Science for Humanity Congress


Box 4 University Club of Paris


Photographs


Box 4 Alphand, Hervé


Box 4 Benda, Julien


Box 4 Bédard, Pierre (WWl)


Box 4 Bédard, Pierre and Gertrude Bédard



Box 6 Bethouart, M.E. (in Box 6)



Box 4 The Century Association, American Garlic Society


Box 4 Century Club Centennial (Coffee House Club)


Box 4 City Investing


Box 4 Columbia Broadcasting


Box 4 Federation of French Alliances


Box 4 The French Institute


Box 4 Giraud, Henri


Box 4 Howard, Cecil - sculpture


Box 4 Lafayette Bicentennial


Box 4 Middlebury College Commencement


Box 4 The Parsons School


Box 4 Pompidou, George


Box 4 Ripon College Commencement


World War I. Bédard Photograph Album (l) - (2)


Box 4 Paris


Box 4 Versailles


Box 4 Versailles Peace Conference


Box 4 Versailles Peace Conference, Military Staffs


Memorabilia


Invitations



Box 5 Presidential


Box 5 New York Society of Military and Naval Officers


Box 5 The Parsons School


Box 5 Programs and Menus


Box 5 Les amis déscoffier


Box 5 France-America Society


Box 5 Miscellaneous


Box 5 World War I


Clippings


Box 5 Columbia Broadcasting


Box 5 Federation of French Alliances


Box 5 The French Institute


Box 5 Museum of French Art


Box 5 French Military Mission (WWII)


Box 5 The Parsons School


Box 5 Miscellaneous (l) - (2)


Printed Matter


Box 5 American Society for International Law


Box 5 The Century Association


Box 5 France-America Society


The French Institute


Box 5 General



Box 6 Bulletins (in Box 6)



Box 5 Museum of French Art


Box 5 Catalogues (l) - (2)



Box 6 Programmes (in Box 6)



Box 5 International Institute of American Civilization


Box 5 Lafayette Bicentennial


Box 5 The Parsons School


Box 5 Professional Children's School


Books



Box 6 Marie [Queen of Roumania]. Ode to Roumania. (Paris, 1923)


Box 6 Price, G. Ward. Giraud and the African Scene. (New York, 1944)


Oversize Materials


Box 6 Cataloged Photograph: Juin, Alphonse-Pierre


Box 6 Photograph: Bethouart, M.E.


Printed Matter


Box 6 The French Institute, Bulletins


Box 6 Museum of French Art, Programmes